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#1 mbrookes

 
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Posted 23 December 2011 - 08:19 AM

We always hear about the down side of Celiac and our relationships. I wanted to share a good story.

My husband and I are close friends with several couples, and each year we exchange gifts... usually home cooked goodies. These dear sweet people put a non-food happy in for me, like a scented candle, a paperback book, cute doo-dads.

When so many people don't care or understand about our problem, I am very lucky to have friends who care about me and take care of me.
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Posted 23 December 2011 - 08:56 AM

What a thoughtful gift from thoughtful friends! :)

Thanks for sharing--it is good to hear positive stories on here!!

I was also given a great gift yesterday. This friend makes food items for everyone, but she said flat out "I would not want to make you sick and I would be afraid to give you any food I make, even if I am careful--what if it was CCed ??"(yes, she knows all about CC).. :wub:

So, she gave me an insulated travel tea mug --it has a basket right in it for steeping loose tea--and some tea. I had never seen one like that before!

This warmed my heart.

Thank goodness for good friends.

Happy Holidays to you!
Cheers, IH
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Posted 23 December 2011 - 09:57 AM

A coworker of mine made everyone food-related gifts, but she gave me movie tickets instead. It does makes you feel good to know someone is thinking of you and your health. :D
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2010- Gluten, Soy, Corn, Dairy, Eggs, Nut free. Sugar, non-gluten grains lite(Yes, still plenty to eat!)
2010-Doctor diagnosed me as Celiac then took diagnoses back, then said avoid gluten for life
2009 – Low T3 thyroid hormone, muscle twitching and adrenal fatigue
2006- Elevated Speckled ANA. GI suggested Celiac. Started gluten-free diet, but sloppily
2005 - Thought I had wheat "allergy." Stopped eating bread, oats problem too
College years - Still vegan -sickest point in life. Every classic celiac symptom
Teenage years - Stomach pain prompted veganism -> BIG mistake!
Child - Awful gas, D, C. Chronic infections, appendix and tonsils removed

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 10:29 AM

Same here--one co-worker always makes cookies for everyone in the office, but she always gives me a small box of my favorite See's candies instead. Another co-worker changed to making fudge a few years back so that I could receive something yummy to eat, too...and she's one of my few friends who is careful enough not to cc me.
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Posted 23 December 2011 - 11:06 AM

OMG you guys!
I am crying with joy.

I just received a Christmas box in the mail! It's King Arthur gluten-free mixes (pancake, brownie and cookie) from my cousin and his wife and a note saying "Hope this finds you well and enjoying life again. Please accept this little thank you gift for doing such a remarkable and thorough job with your own diagnosis and for sharing it with the family. Love you."

:o :)

Very sweet.
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"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
I. Win. bliss-smiley-emoticon.gif





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